A $3.35 Million partial verdict was handed down in first vaginal mesh trial. This is good news for women who have suffered from a vaginal mesh implant. The Vaginal Mesh helpline hears horror stories every day and we applaud our first victory as the pathway to help other women whose lives have been ruined by the Prolene mesh. Vaginal mesh lawyers have been watching and agee this is good news for future trials.
The jury declared that Johnson & Johnson should pay a South Dakota woman $3.35 million for failing to adequately warn her doctor of the potential dangers of a vaginal mesh implant made by the company’s Ethicon Inc subsidiary, and for misrepresenting the product in brochures. It is the first verdict among some 1,800 vaginal mesh cases pending in New Jersey against Ethicon and J&J, and can potentially set the way for thousands of lawsuits and trial outcomes against manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants.
February 25, 2013
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A New Jersey state court jury has handed down a partial verdict of $3.35 million against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., at the end of the first pelvic mesh case to go to trial, Harris Martin Publishing is reporting.
In a Feb. 25 verdict, the jury found by a 7-2 vote that the manufacturers failed to adequately warn plaintiff Linda Gross’s implanting surgeon of the risks associated with the pelvic mesh and, additionally, that the device was the proximate cause of injury. By a 7-2 vote, the jury was on our side.
We have been listening to 1000′s of women over months calling from all states and of all ages. Their marriages have been destroyed and they are suffering. The youngest was 33 and the oldest 86. We have heard from women, mothers, daughters, grandchildren , and friends for friends that are so debilitated they cannot come out of bed to call on their own. They need help from doctors and cannot afford surgeries to “Get the damn thing out”.
We demand justice on behalf of these women and are happy to see it is starting to happen. Can money change this? Atleast is will pay for medical care and send a message that manufacturers that use women to gain profits must end.